Unless you’re being actively stung by one, it’s not hard to love bees.
They pollenate our food, do little waggle dances and give us honey.
But they’re also incredibly helpful for science.
Jacinta Bowler, a science journalist at Cosmos, is looking into the weird (and cute) ways bees have ended up as scientist’s lab rats.
Everything from the dawn of ‘chronobiology’ to teeny weeny science experiments.
Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Bees can both tell the time and do maths
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have a undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
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